Tag Archives: John Bell Hood

14 December 1864: “I respectfully request that all men belonging to this army and any reinforcements that can be spared be sent forward as soon as possible.”

Item Description: Telegram from General Hood to General Beauregard sent on December 14, 1864 from the vicinity of Nashville, TN.  He reports on enemy movements near Memphis, TN and requests reinforcements. Item Citation: In Folder 9 of the William Asbury … Continue reading

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16 September 1863: “…it is so sweet to me to be petted if it is only by letter.”

Item description: Letter, dated 16 September 1863, from Frances “Fannie” Roulhac Hamilton to her husband, Daniel Heyward Hamilton.  She discusses an unidentified illness and the spring where she and others are being treated, as well as the pregnancy of a … Continue reading

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31 May 1863: “I find that the pamphlet has been industriously circulated, and as I have been attacked in it has become a necessity for me to defend myself…”

Item description: Letter, dated 31 May 1863, from Major General Lafayette McLaws to General Hood, defending McLaws’ leadership at the Battle of Antietam. Item citation: from folder 7 in the Lafayette McLaws Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of … Continue reading

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